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getuid(2)                   BSD System Calls Manual                  getuid(2)


NAME

     geteuid, getuid -- get user identification


SYNOPSIS

     #include <unistd.h>

     uid_t
     geteuid(void);

     uid_t
     getuid(void);


DESCRIPTION

     The getuid() function returns the real user ID of the calling process.
     The geteuid() function returns the effective user ID of the calling
     process.

     The real user ID is that of the user who has invoked the program.  As the
     effective user ID gives the process additional permissions during execu-
     tion of ``set-user-ID'' mode processes, getuid() is used to determine the
     real-user-id of the calling process.


ERRORS

     The getuid() and geteuid() functions are always successful, and no return
     value is reserved to indicate an error.


LEGACY SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <unistd.h>

     The include file <sys/types.h> is necessary for both functions.


SEE ALSO

     getgid(2), setreuid(2), compat(5)


STANDARDS

     Geteuid() and getuid() functions conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988
     (``POSIX.1'').

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993        4th Berkeley Distribution

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